SearchCIO | Who needs a tech futurist? In today’s world, you do
Pat Ryan’s job is to think about tomorrow.
He fills a new role as tech “futurist” at tech consulting company SPR. His job is to study budding technologies he projects will catch on in the next few years and “make them concrete” for clients.
“What we’re trying to do is be much more proactive and much more deliberate on what we think our clients are going to be asking us for instead of being reactive,” said Ryan, who’s proper title is executive vice president of emerging technologies for the Chicago-based company. “We’re now trying to get ahead of that curve because things change really fast, and they’re changing faster.”